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the israeli military also reports it stopped a dozen terrorists sneaking into israel overnight. urs before, four palestinian boys died during an israeli air strike. >> i think it's another nail in the coffin to the death penalty system. >> a federal judge rules the california death penalty is unconstitutional. the judge says the slow pace of appeals and executions violates the ban on cruel and unusual punishment. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. good morning, i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it's july 17. time now 6:00. three people -- three people are dead after a day of terror on the streets of stockton. [ gunshots and sirens ] >> hundreds of shots fired in a deadly gun battle as police chase robbery suspects and hostages. anne makovec live in the
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newsroom with more on the investigation. reporter: stockton police say the investigation into this robbery chase and gunfight is likely to be active and lengthy and the that the events basically put the entire community at risk. reporter: gunshots ricocheted off the getaway suv. the suspects in stockton and police exchange a barrage of bullets. a neighbor captured the final moments on his cell phone. inside the vehicle, three bank robbery suspect, one dead, another died later. and one hostage was killed in the shootout. family and friends identify her as misty holt singh a wife and mother a bank customer in the wrong place at the wrong time. one of three women taken by gunpoint from the bank. two employees and a customer from this bank of the west. jose maldonado witnessed the kidnapping and getaway in one of the hostages' suv. >> they were petrified. their faces were white, they were just so scared.
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>> reporter: police say the suspects were shooting at them with this ak-47-style rifle. they let police on an hour long high-speed chase covering both major freeways and surface streets. stockton police chief eric jones: >> they were trying to kill our police officers. >> reporter: bullets hit police cars, civilian cars and even people's homes. >> they went up and down hammer lane because my mother-in-law could hear the shots from the back of the house. >> reporter: police say two hostages were either thrown from or jumped out of the suv. sadly, the third hostage did not. several agencies are involved in this investigation. now stockton police, the san joaquin county sheriff's department, the d.a.'s office and the fbi. live in the newsroom, anne makevoc, kpix 5. syria let's check in with elizabeth for a look at our morning commute. >> a lot of people are trying to get into san francisco over the bay bridge. right now you are backed up through the foot of the maze.
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metering lights were turned on 15 minutes ago but you can see the delays spread out across all lanes. they were turned on around 5:45. so you're even a little bit deeper in that backup than we're used to seeing it at of 03 this morning. the -- 6:03 this morning. approaches look okay. westbound 580 sounds like heavy delays from north flynn to vasco. drive time almost a half-hour between the altamont pass and 680. coming up we'll check the other bridges. in the meantime out the door it's a little misty especially marin county. what's going on, roberta? >> it's a very deep marine layer in fact it is deeper this morning than it has been in recent days and that's because the monsoonal moisture it is moving out of here. good morning, everybody. rise and shine take a look at this. it's our live kpix weather camera looking towards the bay bridge under mostly cloudy skies and yes, as liz was
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alluding to, we have that condensation drivel, sprinkles, and low clouds and fog. santa rosa 58. numbers in the 50s and low 60s. onshore push westerly up to 15. 60s through the 70s into the low and mid-80s those are your numbers today. hello, livermore! your high temperature today around 83 degrees. 85 degrees in cloverdale. and a stagnant weather pattern through wednesday. frank and michelle? >> roberta, thank you. the deal to keep the a's playing ball in oakland has been approved by city leaders. but there's a catch. the city council approved a 10- year lease last night with the series of tweets proposed by councilmember. a notice the team will have to give if it was to leave is included. a's ownership wants the original plan that was agreed upon to move forward. some fans are not happy with the deal at all. >> i read that lease, i saw no
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good use for it except when i run out of toilet paper because there's all it was a bunch of crap. >> where in the deal does it guarantee they will stay here in oakland? nothing, zero. i want my beloved a's here as do you as do, as do you, as do you. but as political leaders, what are you guaranteeing us? >> the raiders fan stepping up for the a's. >> the revised deal goes to the county for approval. >> in full regalia. happening today, it is a big, big day. another big step for the 49ers new football stadium in santa clara. the official ribbon-cutting ceremony is setted for this morning. and kpix 5's kiet do joins us live from the stadium which is nearly complete. kiet. >> reporter: yeah. you know, they are putting the finishing touches on this two- year construction project finally winding down today with the ribbon cutting set for 11:30 this morning. they have all the big stuff out of the way installed 68,000
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seats got that giant scoreboard up and running. they spent the day cleaning up yesterday and the team president says they are just a, quote, few glitches away from getting everything worked out here. >> there's a few kinks that we're still going to work on. to be honest, to be fair, just like any new house or restaurant that opens, there's always going to be a few things and as long as we're comfortable knowing that there might be a kink or two here or there, we're good to go. we could play a football game today if we wanted to. >> the first big event is a soccer game between the quakes and the seattle sounders on august 2 and then the first 9ers game is a preseason matchup on august 17 against the broncos. so they are opening the doors to us at 9:00 today. they are going to give us a tour of a lot of the club and suites out here. and then the official ribbon cutting set today at 11:30 this morning. back to you. >> kiet, you're lucky with that close-up look you're going to get later this morning. so what kind of work still needs to be completed? >> reporter: the 49ers museum
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is not done yet. we saw them working on that. there's a steak and pubhouse they are working on. if devcon says it's going to be run, you can bet it will be in a month's time. live in santa clara, kiet do, kpix 5. >> enjoy that lunch too, thanks. cool, moist weather conditions are helping crews make progress in the battle against a wildfire in northern california. the "bully fire" burned more than 10,000 acres in shasta county posing a threat to 70 homes near onon. 40% contained destroying 8 homes since friday. attorneys for a prostitute said she had no intent or motive to kill a man on his yacht docked in santa cruz. alix tichelman pleaded not guilty yesterday to felony manslaughter drug and prostitution charges. she is accused of giving forrest hayes a lethal dose of heroin in november. tichelman could face 15 years
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in jail if convicted. a san francisco man accuse of impersonating a security screener is under arrest. kpix 5's betty yu reports he allegedly gave women private patdowns at sfo. >> reporter: a man suspected of having one too many drinks posed as an airport screener at sfo. authorities say he lured two unsuspecting foreign women into a private booth for patdowns before real security staffers spotted him and called police. how did he pull it off? the man was a ticket the passenger who went through security. he went to an airport lounge and started drinking for hours. that's when trouble began. he may have stolen gloves to look the part. 593-year-old then returned to the screening area and convinced a passenger who was already screened to go to a private boot. what happened inside isn't clear because she is left for her flight. minutes later he did it again
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and this time security screeners took notice. betty yu, kpix 5. developing right now, there are plans for a more permanent cease-fire between israel and hamas. but a truce called for today ended quickly. today's five-hour cease-fire was supposed to allow people living in gaza to get food and water. but that ended just two hours after rockets were fired into southern israel. there are concerns that israel will begin a ground invasion of gaza very soon. the white house is trying to force russia to stop sending aid to separatists in ukraine. the president announced a fresh round of sanctions accusing moscow of aiding pro-russian separatists. time now 6:09. a federal judge ruled california's death penalty is unconstitutional. coming up, what's next in the battle over the controversial issue? >> and the fab four making a comeback. coming up, a hollywood "a" lister bringing the beatles to
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the big screen. we'll explain. >> and yesterday's monsoonal moisture, it is moving out of here. and now, the clouds that will affect your thursday. the full forecast straight ahead. >> and it's wet across the golden gate bridge. you may need your windshield wipers this morning for parts of marin county. it's will go affecting visibility on the roads. we'll take a full look at your drive to work plus mass transit. it's all after the break. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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wildfire rages in central washington. there's zero containment on the fire, abt nearly 900 homes are evacuated as a wildfire rages in central washington. there is no containment on the fire right now about 10 miles norths of leavenworth. it's prompted the closure of a 35-mile stretch of u.s. highway 2. federal judge has ruled california's death penalty system is unconstitutional. executions here in the state have been on hold since 2006
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because of legal challenges to the state's lethal injection method. those long delays are the reason the judge made the ruling yesterday. the state will likely appeal though. the case could go all the way to the supreme court. california has executed 13 inmates since at what time reinstated in 1978 -- since it was reinstated in 1978. general motors ceo is back on capitol hill her fourth appearance to explain to congress why gm waited a decade to recall defective vehicles. those defects are now linked to at least 13 deaths. despite those problems, gm is doing well these days. june sales were the strongest the company has posted for the month in 7 years. >> reporter: candlestick park will play a part in a movie next year. >> ron howard is directing a document about the beatles touring years including their final public concert at the stick. in september of 1966. the film is being made with the cooperation of former beatles ringo starr and paul mccartney
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and yoko onoo and olivia harrison the widows of john lennon and george harrison. paul is going to be here in august doing that last concert. >> i know. wouldn't it be great to see him in person? >> oh, my god, i have. he's fabulous still and he is like 72. my brother was 16 at that final concert saw him at the stick. awesome. not so awesome on the roads. a new accident in mountain view. it sounds like a bad one. it's an overturn over the embankment. it's difficult to tell how bad it's going to be. chp is heading to the scene now. it's in mountain view, like i said, northbound 101 at moffett. we're already seeing slowdowns in our sensors so chp hasn't been able to tell us how many lanes are blocked. we know at least one because of all the slowdowns we're seeing on 101 along the peninsula. also not helping the commute, this wet weather. once again blanketing the golden gate bridge. southbound 101 looks okay out
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of sausalito as far as the travel times go but it's awfully misty this morning and some drivers reportedly needing their windshield wipers out of sausalito into san francisco. if you are crossing the bay bridge, of the metering lights are turned on at 5:43 so things quickly stacked up through the maze already about 20 maybe even up to 25 minutes to get you on to the bay bridge this morning. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." monsoonal moisture is the word of the week. what's going on? >> first things first. elizabeth, i think frank was trying to tell us he was at the ed sullivan show when the beatles made their debut. [ laughter ] >> of course, frank. >> wow. >> you should see his face now. [ laughter ] >> save me! good morning, everybody -- [ laughter ] >> hello? >> how old are you, anyway? hi, everybody. let's step outside. as elizabeth was alluding to we have some subtle changes in our forecast. that monsoonal moisture is moving out of here! and in its place is that right there what you are looking at
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is what is causing 56-minute delays on arriving flights at sfo. it is the return of a vigorous onshore flow. livermore currently, good morning to you, 62 degrees. low 60s in san francisco. mid-50s to the north in santa rosa. this is the scene of the 580/680 corridor and these headlights are heading towards the dublin grade towards the city of san francisco. we have cloud cover there, too. we do have a few sprinkles at the coast this morning, some drizzle in the north bay. it's all due to the marine layer. similar high temperatures today in comparison to yesterday and that onshore push will prevail daily. now, right now our numbers again 50s and 60s. looks like we are under mostly cloudy skies because of this right here. we have a bank of low clouds and fog 2,000 feet deep. it's very compressed, as well. it's causing that condensation. this is the monsoonal moisture. look at the wraparound rotation. it's now progressing east. less muggy today as it has been in recent days. it will remain pretty cloudy at the coast. late day partial clearing, otherwise lots of sunshine away
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from the bay. 95 degrees in fresno through merced into modesto. we have thunderstorm activity that's a possibility in the high sierra through yosemite. we have sundown tonight at 6:31. tomorrow sunrise at that 6 a.m. and we do have today's temperatures pretty much in the 60s, 70s through the 80s. the outlook does call for each and every day a stagnant weather pattern to continue. >> you know, when you google roberta gonzales and age, now what comes up? >> what? >> nothing! >> ageless! >> you are good. >> i always say in weather terms, maybe mid high 40s? [ laughter ] >> like that. >> you are lying! [ laughter ] >> you are lying! we'll leave it at hot. by noontime i'll have it. hey, summertime in the bay area means a lot of folks are going to head to the water especially the kids. >> yes. so san francisco's department of recreation and parks is teaching them all about sailing, paddle boarding and
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even some kayaking. that camp is this week's "cool school." >> reporter: summertime is a busy time at lake merced in san francisco. >> stay to the right of me. >> reporter: the city's recreation and parks department offers 60 different week-long summer camps but the most popular are the aquatic camps. an adventure sports camp, they get to hike, paddle and sail. in surf camp they surf four days a week and kayak one. >> you get nothing but smiles. they learn that, you know, you're going to have a wet bottom sometimes and that's okay. >> reporter: after some safety training, the campers are quickly out on the water. >> when you're little and you have your own boat or vessel or board and you can determine where you want to paddle or where you get to go or what you want to do, they just love that. >> reporter: they were loving the water so much, we had to get in a kayak just to talk to them. how are you doing? >> pretty good. just a little bit --i'm not good at kayaking. >> reporter: have you ever been kayaking before this camp? >> yes. >> yeah. >> reporter: what do you love about it? >> uhm, that you go fast. >> reporter: there are even
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some who prefer water to land. >> when you're on the water, there's less loud noises and you don't have to worry about tripping. >> i like, uhm, paddle boarding with everybody and falling in. >> reporter: you like falling in? >> yup. >> reporter: why? >> because it's fun. >> reporter: and that's just what he did. it's fun, and since san francisco is surrounded on three sides by water, lake merced is a good location to learn how to navigate the water. >> it's all about teaching everyone to learn to swim, how to be safe on the water and then really how to enjoy this beautiful gift we have here in the bay area. >> really is beautiful lake merced. it's a lot of fun. >> when you're kayaking you don't trip. that's the best line of the morning right there. good kid. >> i'm a terrible kayaker so they towed us. [ laughter ] >> not surprised. >> hey, just being honest. >> we have a kayak over here. >> great photos.
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>> so funny. california is cracking down on water wasters. coming up at 6:30, the state releases its list of the worst offenders. ,,
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oh chris, did you remember to pay the dog sitter? oh i knew i forgot something... i'll just do it now. well, we're boarding. no, i'll use citi mobile. takes two seconds, better safe than sorry right? yeah who knows if we'll even get service on the islands? what! no service?
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seriously? no electricity, we're going to make our own candles, we're going to churn our own butter. oh, we lost one. can't leave a bag unattended. bank from almost anywhere with the citi mobile app. heat shields are compromised. we what's that alarm?ures. fuel cell two is down. i'm going to have to guide her in manually. this is very exciting. but i'm at my stop.
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come again? i'm watching this on the train. it's so hard to leave. good luck with everything. watch tv virtually anywhere with the u-verse tv app. with at&t, the u-verse revolves around you. good morning, everyone . phil mickelson hasn't won a tournament on the pga tour all year. he is 44. so does he feel like he is on the downside of his career? >> i know that would be the assumption but i believe that the next five years are going to be some of the best in my career. >> strong words for the defending british open champ. 20:1 to win this week. >> tiger woods is 25:1 despite not playing in a major all year. brandon rush is returning to the warriors agreeing to a two-year deal 2.5 million.
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29-year-old averaged 10 points a game in his only season with golden state. tore his acl in 2012 and played only 38 games last year with the jazz. the warriors had a 16-game summer league winning streak snapped on monday. well, they have a losing streak now. golden state lost to the hawks despite 18 from justin holiday last night. the sharks are bringing back defenseman jason demers to a two-year deal of his own except he gets 6.8 million. demers had a can year last season with five goals, 29 assists and 34 points with a career year. richard sherman won the espy award for the breakout athlete of the year last night. check out the stare from colin kaepernick. kaepernick has it circled next november when the 49ers play the seattle seahawks. i'm dennis o'donnell. we will be at the ribbon- cutting ceremony. we'll have all the highlights tonight at 6:00. have a great day, everybody. opening round british open
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golf tournament under way right now. recovery mcilroy the leader -- rory mcilroy the leader, tiger three off the pace at royal liverpool. you see some of the other players, as well. play of the day aaa all- star game in durham, north carolina. orlando grabs it in lot of field. gets on his high horse and is going, going, hello. nice little grab. that's the pacific coast league all-star game. pacific coasters win 7-3 if you are keeping score at home your play of the day. 6:26. a san francisco supervisor admits to some bad behavior. coming up, details on the affair he now apologizes to. >> a heinous shoot you in stockton after three women are taken hostage during a bank robbery. coming up the cell phone video of the final showdown with police. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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he your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. a san francisco man accused of groping a female passenger at sfo. how police say he tricked a woman into allowing it to happen. >> and we're just a couple of hours away from the ribbon cutting here at levi's stadium in santa clara. and also, taking a look at the finishing touches that crews will have to do. we'll have that in a live report coming up. >> the humid weather has moved out of here just in time for that ribbon-cutting ceremony. but now, the marine layer will affect your thursday. >> and we have a bit of a traffic jam growing now on 101 and 237 because of not one but what sounds like two separate accidents in that area. we'll break it down for you. it's all coming up. >> good morning.
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it's thursday, july 13. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:30. dozens of gunshots were fired between police and bank robbers in stockton. >> robbers with automatic weapons took three hostages after holding up a bank. anne makovec reports. >> reporter: three people are dead another injured and a multi-agency investigation is just beginning. this cell phone video shows the final scene of a deadly shootout, kidnapping and high- speed chase in broad daylight through stockton city streets. >> it was over 100 shots. >> the back window had the gun out and was shooting it he police. >> reporter: it began when three suspects left a bank of the west with guns to the heads of three female hostages. jose maldonado saw it all. >> three guys had three guns and three hostages and they had the guns to the hostages's heads. they were petrified. their faces were white, they were just so scared.
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>> reporter: the robbers stole a bank employee's suv making one of the female hostages drive. the pursuit spotted on several traffic cameras along the way. homes riddled with flying bullets along with police cars and the suv. >> during the entire pursuit, police officers were constantly fired upon by the assailants with high-powered assault rifles. >> reporter: one of the hostages was shot during the pursuit and either jumped or was thrown out of the vehicle. a second hostage was thrown from the car when the chase finally ended in the middle of the street. officers exchanged gunfire with someone inside the suv. when it ended, a hostage and one of suspects died at the scene. >> it also preliminarily appears that one of the gunmen used a third final hostage, the bank customer from earlier, as a shield. >> reporter: stockton police released this picture of an assault rifle next to the suv. and while the investigation is still ongoing, witnesses who saw it all unfold have some questions. >> we want to know, could that
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chase have been shortened? what if other people would have got shot and killed? you know, through all this mess. >> reporter: this is a picture of the hostage who was killed in the suv identified by family and friends as misty holt singh a wife and mother. she was a customer in the bank when it was robbed. here is an interesting note. that particular bank of the west in stockton was actually robbed back in january and in that case, robbers also drove off in an employee's car. those suspects were never caught. live in the newsroom, anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> several agencies are involved in the investigation. stockton police, the san joaquin county sheriff's department, the d.a.'s office and the fbi. 6:33 now. a man is accused of posing as a security screener at sfo and groping women there. the 53-year-old san francisco man got to the airport early for a flight tuesday and then apparently went through screening and headed to the bar. a few drinks later police say he returned to that security area wearing plastic blue
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gloves and directed two women into a private booth. his only charge though is public drunkenness because the women were gone by the time he was arrested. lawyers for an alleged high- priced prostitute say she had no intent or motive to kill a high-tech executive aboard his yacht docked in santa cruz. alix tichelman pled not guilty yesterday to felony manslaughter, drug and prostitution charges. she is accused of giving forrest hayes a lethal dose of heroin on that boat back in november. tichelman faces up to 15 years in jail if convicted. we are learning more about how different communities are doing on water usage. the details in the big state survey a large water agency shows customers in san francisco used nearly 20% more water this may than last may but the cities of gilroy, pleasanton and santa rosa used a lot less. overall it comes to an increase of 1% statewide after all the calls for voluntary cutbacks.
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>> incredible when you drive around especially over the east bay there's a lot of brown lawns out there. >> brown is the new green. >> yeah. >> but you know, it's very interesting. san francisco's on the hetch hetchy water supply, right? and zone 7, everybody else is really making those efforts are in different water districts. i don't know if that makes a difference and people aren't getting the message in san francisco that you need to do your part. right? cut back. >> and then it's another thing when you talk about southern california versus northern california. they are using a lot more down there. >> don't get me on that subject! [ laughter ] >> that's a documentary. >> it certainly is. we have a little bit of condensation in the form of some drizzle and sprinkles out the door this morning because of that right there, that is an enhanced marine layer that's pushed onshore. it is deeper this morning and causing delays at sfo up to nearly an hour on some arriving flights. san francisco 61 degrees. livermore low 60s. in fact everybody is pretty settled into the low 60s at this hour except santa rosa at 57 degrees. this is the monsoonal moisture. you see the rotation around
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that low, that drew up that monsoonal moisture up to the north now, exiting to the east and as does so, it's allowing that marine layer to deepen and push onshore. keeping the numbers into the 60s at the beaches today. 70s will be pretty much common around the peninsula. mid-70s in san jose. these numbers are a couple of degrees cooler than yesterday. and we're going to stay put in the stagnant weather pattern under the influence of high pressure each and every day all the way through wednesday. elizabeth, needing the windshield wipers this morning? >> especially across the golden gate bridge camera. if you see it directly behind me, it's all misty behind me right now. it's been pretty we in sausalito, as well. a hot spot between mountain view and sunnyvale, we have been on and off the phone with chp trying to get the latest information. so it sounded like for a while there were two separate accidents. we have confirmed that there is only one. and it's between the ellis and the moffett exits. so northbound 101 is still very heavy. you can see those delays
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continuing to grow. two lanes are blocked now because of fire crews and it's also jamming up the works on 237. fair oaks around where the delays begin and then it's getting heavy leaving milpitas. you can see that near the 880/237 interchange. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. developing right now, there are plans for a more permanent cease-fire between israel and hamas. but a five-hour truce called for today ended in just two hours. today's cease-fire was supposed to allow people living in gaza to get food and water. but that ended after rockets were fired into southern israel. president obama is concerned for the people living in that region. >> the israeli people and the palestinian people don't wanted to live like this. they deserve to live in peace and security free from fear. >> the president is pushing for diplomacy in the region but there are concerns that israel will begin a ground invasion of
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gaza soon. san francisco supervisor admits having an affair with his top aide. john avalos apologized for the relationship. there is no city rule against relationships between bosses and their subordinates. the staffer she has been on unpaid leave since may. the 50-year-old avalos wouldn't say how long the affair was going on. he and his wife who have two children are separated. oakland city leaders have approved a deal to keep the a's playing ball in the city. the 10-year lease was approved with a series of tweets proposed by a councilmember. a change is a clarification of the notice the team will have to give if it was to leave. a's ownership wants the original plan agreed upon to move forward. the revised deal now goes to the county for approval. we have some big doings today in sports, a lot of excitement down in the silicon valley. why not? 49ers new football stadium is
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about to open. >> the ribbon cutting starts a few hours from now. kiet do joins us live from santa clara where the stadium is just about ready for action. i hope you have your scissors ready, kiet. >> reporter: my giant scissors that they always have at these things. it's crazy to think that just two years ago we were all standing on the 50-yard line for the groundbreaking ceremony. they are about down $1 billion later and they have a little more work to do. >> reporter: are you ready for some football? the president of the 49ers says levi's stadium is. >> knowing there might be a kink or two. are good to go. >> reporter: this is the last official day of the stadium's two-year construction phase before the ribbon cutting. the big picture shows construction crews have tackled everything major more than 68,000 seats installed, the scoreboard is ready to light up the first six points and the field is as green as the recycled water can get it. zoom into the corners and you can see workers still putting on the finishing touches.
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washing windows and polishing almost every surface. >> we have our certificate of occupancy, the temporary one, the other day. and, in fact, yesterday was the first day i could walk in here without a hard hat and safety goggles and a vest. i almost felt naked coming in here. >> reporter: that's not to say everything is ready. the 49er museum and a steak and pubhouseon the ground floor are still a month away from being ready but it's looking good to football fans who climbed to a top of a parking garage for a better look including one fan and faithful from north dakota to put a stadium stop into his summer planks. >> wish i could come back more often. >> reporter: another is saying they have come a long way since he first saw them at kezar stadium in 1946. >> i think it's better than what i thought it would be. >> reporter: the media tour starts at the clock. they will take us -- at 9:00. they will take us through the
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suites, clubs and to see the solar panels. ribbon cutting is 11:30. kiet do, kpix 5. >> we have a full guide to the in facilities and schedule of events on our kpix.com. a reminder, the first football game there will be broadcast right here on kpix 5 on august 17. time now is 6:41. he is everyone's favorite little superhero. now batkid may be coming to the big screen. but the filmmakers need your help. >> and a federal judge rules california's death penalty is unconstitutional. coming up, we have reaction to the controversial decision and how it could impact crime in our state.
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when temperatures will top off in the 60s and mostly sunny skies from daly city through san bruno. swinging around to the santa clara valley, mid-70s there with a westerly up to 15 miles per hour. we head towards the eastern portion of our district, livermore today, good morning! 80 degrees is your high. 83 in san ramon today. and forecasting high temperatures across the central bay in the upper 60s and low 70s. north bay 70s through the 80s to 90 in clearlake. meanwhile san anselmo at 74. and about, oh, 10 degrees cooler than that in sausalito. microsoft planning to slash jobs in the coming year. here now is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks good morning. >> reporter: good morning frank and michelle. big job cuts coming to microsoft up to 18,000 over the next year. that's about 15% of its global workforce. much of that coming in its nokia phone unit. the finnish phone maker that
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microsoft bought last year $7.2 billion, that's where 12,000 job cuts will take place. we are getting better news as far as unemployment claims are concerned in the u.s. the labor department this morning is reporting that first-time claims slid down by 3,000 while the four-week average is all the way down to 309,000 since june of 2007. not good news for the housing market the commerce department reports that housing starts fell 9.3% in june down to the slowest pace of building in nine months. building permits down over 4%. that negative trend continues throughout the rest of the summer. stocks had a solid day yesterday with the dow closing at a new record high, today pulling back a little bit. let's take a look at the big board and see how we're doing so far. dow down 19. nasdaq down 8. s&p down 4. investors like the microsoft move to eventually save some money. microsoft shares up 3% in the early going. frank and michelle, back to you.
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>> thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. this is of course the big story last year and new this morning, batkid is back! >> check it out. this is the batkid fundraising page on indiegogo.com. people are trying to make a documentary about the hero. so far they have raised more than $15,000 and the goal is $100,000. >> miles scott captured our hearts when he teamed up with the sfpd to save the city as the caped crusader last year. that was his wish as he battled cancer. he is doing much better and he is quite the little hero now in san francisco, nationwide really. >> i hope they raise all the money. >> i bet they will. >> pretty cool. all right. time for traffic now. liz, how are we doing? >> we could use batkid this morning. we need a little about the of a traffic hero. for commute -- we neat a little bit of a traffic hero. we have an accident in sunnyvale blocking up to two lanes now. you can see the traffic jam on westbound 237 trying to get out of milpitas. the accident is actually on 101
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northbound 101 between the ellis and moffett exits. the backups are extensive on 101 and 237. pretty much jammed from milpitas. it's the heaviest through fair oaks but you can see slow conditions as far as back as the 880/237 interchange. chp reissued the high wind advisory for the antioch bridge and then we are just seeing slowdowns on highway 4 from antioch into pittsburg-bay point. bay bridge it is backed up through the maze through the macarthur maze westbound 580 jammed through 24. so a good 20 to 24 minutes to get you onto the bridge. golden gate bridge as our roberta has been telling us all morning, very misty this morning. windshield wipers necessary from sausalito into san francisco. or you can give bart a whirl around the bay area. so far bart is on time. remember kcbs when you hit the roads at 106.9 fm or 740-am. that is the latest from here in the "kcbs traffic" center. more on our forecast, here's lawrence. >> you got to take a look at this. it's our live kpix weather camera looking towards the transamerica building and if you get closer, you will be able to see the condensation on
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the lens there. can you see it there? a few raindrops like? that's just actually the drizzle all associated from a very deep marine layer. right now, numbers 50s and 60s. we do have that onshore push that sea breeze out of the west up to 16 miles per hour. these clouds so low causing airport delays up to nearly one hour on some arriving flights at sfo. so here it is right here. a blanket of low clouds and area of patchy fog lining the coast spilling into the bay and even marching locally inland 45 miles. the clouds will retreat. abundance of sunshine inland today to the 70s and low to mid- 80s, slightly below normal for this time of the year and cooler than yesterday. 70s will be common around the peninsula. no sunshine at the sunset district today or the avenue. 63 degrees in pacifica. low 80s common around the delta and a pair of 7s in napa. the extended forecast, here you have it. looks like we're stuck in this
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weather pattern. it's very seasonal. 60s beaches with partial clearing at best each and every day. 70s common across the bay and into the mid-80s. but if you look very carefully there, can you see it? >> i see drops. >> yeah. yeah. that is very typical. you call it june gloom usually but it spread all the way to july and august and by september when the tourists leave we'll have sunshine in the city of san francisco. >> boring for you, though, huh? >> it is a little mundane but i like that monsoonal moisture. thank you. executions in california have been on hold since 2006 because of legal challenges to the state's legal injection -- lethal injection methods prompting a federal judge to declare the state's capital punishment system unconstitutional. the judge said yesterday,the long days in each case amount to cruel and unusual punishment. more now from kpix 5's joe vazquez. >> it's named after my son. >> reporter: her son larry lasseter was a pittsburg police officer shot to death by two robbery suspects in 2005. his killer was sentenced to death but now that sentence is
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up in the air. >> i notice how few times the word victim was said in it. that makes me angry. we are not to be forgotten. >> reporter: advocates against the death penalty say it was the right thing to do. >> i think it's another nail in the coffin to the death penalty system. it's the first time ever in the u.s. that a court has ruled that any state death penalty is unconstitutional because it's so dysfunctional. >> to me, it's a rogue federal judge just deciding that his personal philosophy will allow him to override the united states supreme court! and that's not how our criminal justice system is supposed to work. >> reporter: san mateo district attorney steve wagstaffe says it's a bad decision. he is worried the lack of a death penalty will encourage even more crime. >> i don't think we cave in. i don't think we let a judge say simply, uhm, well, i'll just toss it out and that will make it all good. it doesn't! >> i mean, that's kind of like saying, boy, cancer is a terrible problem. but let's just forget about it,
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all the damage that it does. lets not work for the cure or the problem. of what in we handled all our issues like that? no way. >> reporter: joe vazquez, kpix 5. >> the state is expected to appeal the decision to the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals. california by the way brought back the death penalty in 1978. since then, the state has executed 13 inmates. 748 prisoners are currently on death row. that's the most of any state. time now is 6:52. israel says rockets were fired from gaza after the beginning of a humanitarian cease-fire and this morning, word of a foiled terror attack in the area. >> as the investigation into a bank robbery kidnapping and shootout continues, we hear from the husband of one of the hostages and get our first look at the only living suspect in the case after the break. ,, no rush, andy.
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israel says it has agreed ta military reports it stopped sneaking trying 5 things to know at the :55. the israeli military reports it stopped a dozen terrorists trying to sneak into israel from gaza overnight. that came hours before an unsuccessful temporary cease- fire this morning. fighting was supposed to stop for five hours. >> president obama hopes sanctions against russia will make them stop helping separatists. he says russia continues to provoke violence in eastern ukraine. general motors ceo mary barra makes her fourth appearance on capitol hill today to explain why gm waited a decade to recall defective vehicles. those defects are now linked to
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at least 13 deaths. today the senate is expected to hear details what role the company's legal department played in the botched recall. hundreds of homes are evacuated in washington state as an out-of-control wildfire continues to burn. there's still zero containment on the fire in central washington. fire officials say it's spreading so quickly, they are not sure about the size of the fire. and the san francisco man is accused of posing as a screener at sfo and groping women. police say the 53-year-old walked to the security area wearing plastic blue gloves and directed two women into a private booth. he is only being charged though with public drunkenness since the women were gone by the time he was arrested. i'm anne makovec live in the newsroom. following the investigation into a bank robbery kidnapping and shootout that left three people dead in stockton yesterday. this is cell phone video of the final scene. you can see hear the barrage of gunshots. in that suv, three suspected
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robbers and one hostage a woman a customer at the bank of the west. the robbers took her and two female bank employees by gunpoint and made one of them drive her suv through the streets of stockton as police followed. along the way, homes, private vehicles and police cars were riddled with bullets. for the hostages and their families, a nightmare in broad daylight. >> a million things going through your head like is she okay, uhm, you know, are they going to -- how is this going to end, are they going to hurt her? are they going to go suicidal? just praying. >> we believe that was the husband of this woman, a bank customer who was later killed in the final showdown between the robbers and the police. she was identified by family and friends as melissa holt singh. two of the suspected robbers were also killed. the other two hostages either jumped out or were thrown from the vehicle. police just released this mugshot of the surviving bank robbery suspect, 19-year-old jaime ramos of stockton.
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he is facing charges of homicide, kidnapping and robbery. police say the two dead suspects are gang members also from stockton. they were 27 and 30. this is also under investigation by local agencies and the fbi. live in the newsroom, anne makovec, kpix 5. and one last check of the commute. it's pretty ugly now on 101 and 237 trying to get out of sunnyvale. that accident still there between the ellis and moffett exits on northbound 101. you can see the gridlock already from almost the great america parkway and then it's slow coming out of san jose and we are just beginning to see a few delays westbound across the san mateo bridge. roberta? >> it looks like it's brightening up there a bit, right? >> a little bit yeah,. >> compared to this. look at all the drizzle on our camera lens. good morning, everybody. it is definitely a gray cloudy and drizzly start to your thursday. temperatures today slightly cooler than yesterday from 60s at the beaches, 60s bayside and 80s inland. >> all right. well, thanks for watching. your next local update is 7:26.
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>> the big ribbon cutting coming up. we'll have it for you at nos th good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, july 17th, 2014. welcome to "cbs this morning." a terrifying gun battle tears through the streets of stockton. three are dead after bank robbers use hostages as human shields. rocket fire blasts through this morning's cease-fire, but now there's a new effort to halt the violence. and echos of the cold war. russia threatens to reopen a major spy base in cuba. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> we are taking fire. >> chaos erupts on the streets of stockton, california. >> he's shooting at us with a rifle. >> a banbb

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